At PPTH, meanwhile, the Cottages have assembled in the meeting room sans their boss. Foreman is concerned, as he was the last person to see House before he left, and House wasn't looking too good then. The other Cottages don't give a shit about House, nor should they. Instead, they want to know about Hadley and her leave of absence, which they all know about despite her best efforts to keep them in the dark. Taub is quick to say that he didn't tell, and Chase admits that he saw the envelope on House's desk and steamed it open to see what was inside. "What's wrong with you? You steam an envelope to keep it secret," Taub says, disgusted with Chase's inability to properly sneak around. Foreman says he just ripped the envelope open when he saw it (apparently, the Cottages spend their nights wandering in and out of House's office, hoping to find something interesting on his desk). He wants to know where Hadley is going. Hadley, of course, refuses to say. I guess before she leaves the show for a while they're going to send us off with another stupid Dr. Hadley, Mystery Woman subplot.
Before House can bathe, of course, he and Cuddy have to clean the bathroom, which is full of mirror shards from last night's temper tantrum/desperate drug grab. "I was in a mood," House explains. Cuddy finds the bottles of pills on the floor and grabs them before House can see, then runs off to answer her ringing phone. House asks her not to answer it. "It could be important," she says. "This is important," House says. Sure. But not as important as CUDDY'S DAUGHTER. What if there's some emergency with her? Although I guess Cuddy isn't worried about her calling since she's too young to use the phone and she's probably unattended in the house anyway.